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Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.
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Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

located right outside the palace walls thru one of the gates. worth taking a look while wandering Old Town

Thank Kauff_210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue of a medieval bishop with one finger raised in protest greeted us when we exited the palace. These statues mostly have a nose or a toe people live to touch or rub for good luck and take pictures. Very nice

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A medieval bishop, he challenged the Pope in 925 (a big deal at the time) and introduced religious services in the native tongue because the Masses held in Latin were not understood by the general population. Let's face it, it's hard to convert someone if...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice area around the golden gate to the old city centre. Rub a toe for luck. Makes for a good picture

Thank LondonMatt75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imposing statue on the way into the Diocletian palace - you must rub his toe for good luck.... tends to get a bit crowded so wait until the evening.

Thank Shantele72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meštrović is an important 20th c. sculptor whose stuatues can be found all over the world (eg downtown Chicago). One of the most annoying thing about the summer visitor tsunami, to us Split locals that is, is crowds of people hogging the big toe, which...More

Thank splitpers0nality
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must make a wish, and either kiss or rub the toe of this impressive statue. Of course, take a picture too! St. Gregory was a very important figure in the history of Croatian people. Just a great attraction to visit!

Thank MaryEllen22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Again, we just chanced upon this handsome fellow in our travels and he is quite splendid. Handy to the gate to the old city so worth including in your travels.

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what this was about but impressive I think your supposed to kiss his feet and only go in one direction for good luck !!

Thank patricia1416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular site at the back of the palace. You are supposed to rub his big toe for good luck and on many occasions it was difficult to get anywhere near it due to the number of tourists, mainly nice Japanese people with cameras.

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Moyra2324
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Response from NicolaLevett | Reviewed this property |
Head towards Diocletian's palace. Its at the Golden Gate entrance.
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